Fresh from recently relocating to New York City, Stav G is releasing her new single "My Sheltered Room" to coincide with the move. The track offers a scathing attack on the machinations of war and an open desire for dialogue and coexistence amongst people. All this is delivered with her signature mix of venom and melody.
Reed Four is an original 90's inspired experimental indie-rock band with hints of blues, folk, and shoegaze. Founded amongst friendships and random degrees of separation, they form an amalgamation of complimentary genres that spawned their sound and style. Those familiar with the sounds of Pixies, Radiohead, Florence + The Machine, and Alabama Shakes should feel right at home with Reed Four.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Andria Reed, a veteran in the local music scene of Evansville, Indiana, had already written and recorded her first acoustic album titled "Bedford to Bellemeade" within a year before the formation of Reed Four. Her goal was to turn the album into a much bigger sound. She had a mutual musical admiration for colleague/guitarist, Joe Vowels, and they began collaboration on the concept. The two instantly bonded and began forming the roots of what would become Reed Four's first album. Matthew Hyneman (drummer) and Josh Case (multi-instrumentalist), already familiar with Andria's work, soon joined the two. Within a year, the group began rehearsing and self-recording Reed Four's version of "Bedford to Bellemeade."
Reed Four's version of "Bedford to Bellemeade" was self recorded at Joe's house every Sunday from March 2013 through December 2013. It was then passed on to Mike Boren where he spent the next 2 years carefully mixing and mastering it in his free time. The album art was conceptualized from passing around music video ideas and playing off of recurring imagery sang throughout the album. Aaron Tanner of Melodic Virtue then brought this concept to light by creating the surrealistic imagery that decorates the album's cover. The album is loaded with "emotionally-charged, indie rock melodramas"..."that confronted life's struggles head on." - Tommy Ellis, News4U Magazine
During the waiting period of the mastering process, in Andria's spare time she became interested in filming and video editing. This led to the band making their own music video trilogy that tells a summary of the album's story when played in chronological order. Andria filmed and directed each of these videos. On September 13th of 2016 the band released their self produced music video for their first single "Drive". They then successfully released their debut album "Bedford to Bellemeade" worldwide on September 24th 2016. Each member of the band had a small cameo in the second music video for "Old Piano" released on May 23rd of 2017. The final music video for "How I Feel for Me" was released on December 13th of 2017 marking the final project and closure for Bedford to Bellemeade.
"Bedford to Bellemeade" is available on many major music distribution services including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and several others.
Jacob Faurholt is one of Denmark’s most prolific songwriters. He releases music both solo and under the moniker Crystal Shipsss. His music ranges from lo-fi home recordings, 90es inspired indie rock to ambient drone metal.
A Lake of Distortion, Faurholt’s 6th solo album, is a collection of fragile folk songs and fuzzy lo-fi pop carefully sequenced to work as a whole. It consists of 10 twisted love songs filled with joy and anxiety. The album was mainly written, recorded & mixed in Faurholt’s bedroom (in between work and other daily obligations) and the intimacy and urgency from that setting is apparent throughout the album. After recording the basic tracks Faurholt invited musician friends to work on the songs, among others Soren Brothers (Man Meets Bear), William Kudahl (Infants), Claus Frøhlich (Younolovebunny), Samuel Gray (Sam Gray Singing) and Jens Christian Madsen (Tjaere+Fjer). The recorded tracks were exchanged between them by e-mail. The albums short, melodic and fragile songs draws references to Bee Thousand era Guided By Voices, early Sparklehorse, and Daniel Johnston who is namedropped on the albums last song “Listening To Devil Town”.
PILLARS is an American four piece, primarily instrumental, post-rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana. PILLARS has played alongside established instrumental bands such as Pelican, and indie juggernauts, The Appleseed Cast, The Get Up Kids, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I am No Longer Afraid to Die, We Are Scientists and more.
PILLARS released their first full-length album through the In Store Recordings label, titled "Of Salt and Sea" on December 15th, 2017. “Of Salt and Sea" marks the band’s most complete release to date, while also marking their first entirely instrumental collection of songs. "Of Salt and Sea" exhibits a distinct mesh of musical colors on full display, as the band takes listeners on a aural voyage full of thoughtfully crafted peaks and plunges. From the towering movement, that shares the name of the album, “Of Salt and Sea” to the succinct yet stunning piece “Subtract/Submerge,” the album delivers a rejuvenated post-rock sound that pushes the boundaries of the genre to stratospheric new levels.
"Of Salt and Sea" is available for digital download, in addition to a limited edition pressing on vinyl, which was mastered by Adam Gonsalves (has also mastered albums for Pelican, Elliott Smith, Neurot Recordings, Epitaph Records).
Gibberish is the experimental-psych duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley. Formed in their spare bedroom in Arkansas before moving to Los Angeles (where they now reside), Gibberish started out with looping live drums through effects, with Lorie playing bass and keys and Derek rounding things out with a melody and guitar after looping some sort of distorted beat. They enjoy surrounding their songs in textured, spacey blankets, but having a core of rhythmic, lo-fi percussive sounds anchoring the wafty synths and sparkling guitars.
“The new album Kneehigh was written right after we moved from Arkansas to Los Angeles,” the duo explains. “It’s about being in a sort of survival mode that we also felt was mirrored in a lot of ways by society at large around this time.”
“Feet Wet” begins in a luxurious psych-pop haze, gently leading to mellow vocals just prior to the one-minute mark, after an exotic and shimmering introduction of fluttering acoustics and sweeping vocal harmonies. The next four minutes showcase a budding, gorgeous sound that breaks around 02:23, though just briefly until it unleashes cathedral-sized psych-pop bliss in the final minute. It’s an excellent, majestic effort that shows what Gibberish do well: developmental psych-pop with a magical feel.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.